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Two-handled jar (amphora) depicting Achilles ambushing Troilos

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Side A: The ambush of Troilus by Achilles. Troilus rides toward a fountain where Polyxena is filling a hydria from the lion-head spout. Behind him, a bearded attendant and a dog. Achilles, fully armed, crouches behind fountain and tree. Bird in flight above. Side B: Departure of a Warrior. A...

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By 1956: Dr. Samuel Schweizer Collection, Arlesheim (Beazley, ABV); by 1969: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel (Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., auction 40, December 13, 1969, lot 68); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., January 14, 1970

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 06.


Height: 43.5 cm (17 1/8 in.); diameter: 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World